Reuters has published a story of a series of telepathy experiments being conducted by Rupert Sheldrake. Rupert is a known researcher in the parapsychology field, and he specializes in researching telepathy. Two of his known works were experiments of dog telepathy (feeling when the owner return home) and also experiment on feeling when some stares at you. I’ve wrote an article about the feeling of staring some time ago (not related to Rupert Sheldrake).
This time Sheldrake decided to see if people had some precognition of who’s going to call them. A similar test using email was also conducted. The results were positive. Here are some excerpts from the Reuters’ story:
Rupert Sheldrake, whose research is funded by the respected Trinity College, Cambridge, said on Tuesday he had conducted experiments that proved that such precognition existed for telephone calls and even e-mails.
Each person in the trials was asked to give researchers names and phone numbers of four relatives or friends. These were then called at random and told to ring the subject who had to identify the caller before answering the phone.
“The hit rate was 45 percent, well above the 25 percent you would have expected,” he told the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. “The odds against this being a chance effect are 1,000 billion to one.“
He said he found the same result with people being asked to name one of four people sending them an e-mail before it had landed.
Sheldrake will also expand the experiments to included mobile SMS messages.